Red Carpet Skincare Secrets from ELEMIS



With red carpet season in full swing, nominees and style stars including Alicia Vikander,Saoirse,  Ronan and Suki Waterhouse have been getting their skin glowing courtesy of ELEMIS. Here, Celebrity Makeup Artist and ELEMIS expert Kelly Cornwell shares her top skincare secrets to achieve a radiant, camera ready look.


#1 – Good Skin is Key

Good skin is essential to any makeup look, and it’s always worth spending a little extra time perfecting your skin before makeup application.

  • Insider tip:If you do have dry patches, make sure to exfoliate beforehand to prevent your base from clinging to these areas (tryPapaya Enzyme Peel). Follow with moisturiser, Pro-Collagen Marine Cream is a favorite amongst my celebrity clientele. It sits really well under makeup and creates a dewiness.


#2 – Gel Masks

I never apply makeup on a client without first using the Pro-Collagen Hydra-Gel Eye Masks. They are so lightweight and ideal for my kit, and because of their cooling and de-puffing properties they are perfect for early morning shoots too.

  • Insider tip:Breakout stars including The Danish Girl’s Alicia Vikander and Brooklyn’s Saoirse Ronan can’t get enough of the Pro-Collagen Hydra-Gel Eye Masks!

#3 – Get the Glow

Prepping skin for the red carpet is all about adding moisture and illuminating. I start with Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm (a favourite of Suki Waterhouse) to remove all traces of makeup and impurities. I then finish with an illuminating primer like Pro-Radiance Illuminating Flash Balmwhich is light reflective without being sparkly.

  • Insider tip:The BIOTEC Radiance Renew facial at The House of ELEMIS is a must for dull complexions and to help restore moisture and vitality to the skin.

#4 – Don’t forget your neck

It is important not to neglect this area especially if you are wearing something low-cut. Apply product with upward strokes, going against gravity to lift the area. Products with a lighter texture are great to use on the neck like the Pro-Collagen Neck & Décolleté Balm, which firms, soothes and hydrates.

  • Insider tip:Take the product up to the chin and along the jawline using palm of the hand or back of the hands to prevent dragging this delicate area.


Mahum Masood
Mahum Masood is a recent journalism graduate from City University – one of the highest ranked universities for journalism in the world. Born and bred in East London she loves discovering all the new places and pop ups that make the area so exciting. Currently interning at a graphic design agency in Shoreditch as their Communications Managers. She has previously worked for Made In Shoreditch, an online magazine, and continues to create content for them.She also writes for Hercampus.com/CityUniversity – a student blog that was originally started 3 years ago and then franchised by the American company HerCampus - a hugely popular online community for women at university across the globe. Her interests include reading till her eyes go fuzzy, collecting fashion magazines and spending most of her time in a cinema.

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